CLARK, NJ - Mayor Sal Bonaccorso recently visited Clark Boy Scout Troop 145 to talk about citizenship.  Mayor Bonaccorso spent nearly 90 minutes with the Troop discussing a wide range of topics including the scout’s rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States and the Clark community. Bonaccorso visited the troop to share information the scouts needed to fulfill a requirement for rank advancement.

Bonaccorso began with a discussion about the Bill of Rights in the constitution and then described how the local Clark government works versus other surrounding neighborhoods such as Scotch Plains and Cranford.  He even spent some time explaining partisan politics to the boys.

According to troop leaders, the Scouts were particularly fascinated with Bonaccorso’s stories about the town’s past and the times he got to attend events with former Presidents of the United States. The Mayor ended his discussion with information about environmental issues, storm water protection as well as plans for dredging the Clark reservoir. 

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Some of the older Scouts asked about ways youths can get more involved in local politics in Clark. The mayor offered to help anyone who wants to get involved in, or better understand, the political process. 

Scout leaders said Boy Scout Troop 145 is an active troop of young men who dedicate themselves to the values of scouting while learning and having fun in a safe environment.  Scouting teaches leadership, citizenship, volunteerism and an appreciation for the outdoors.  Most of the scouts in Troop 145 achieve the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. To learn more about Troop 145 or to sign your son up, please email  bsatroop145clarknj@gmail.com  

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